LibriVox recording of Mazarin by Arthur Hassall. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Guilio Raimondo (Cardinal Mazarin, 1602-1661), Richelieu's designated successor as chief minister of France, was a master of diplomacy. Though a cardinal, he was not a priest and was probably secretly married to the Queen-Mother, Anne of Austria. Together they ruled France, facing the great rebellion known as the Fronde, and with the help of the military genius of Turenne, prevailed over the armies of Spain,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Louis XIV, thirty years' war, charles i, mazarin, turenne, grand conde, anne...
LibriVox recording of The Quest of the Golden Pearl by John Robert Hutchinson. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Gloria Begemann; Bridget Herbes; CPvoice; Antonio; K. Adrian Stroet A classic boys' adventure story, with two intrepid boys pursuing a jewel thief despite deadly perils and a haunted temple on a desolate island. The book has been made into an online game for modern-day treasure hunters. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, thief, Ceylon, island, Temple, boys, danger, jewels, haunted
LibriVox recording of American Scenery, Vol. 2 by Nathaniel Parker Willis. Read in English by mpvoice; Larry Wilson; BettyB; Vern Seward; Kyle Van DeGlast; Diana Schmidt; Maggie Travers Although the focus of this book is the engravings depicting scenic sites of 19th century America, each is accompanied by a short description of the site and location. These vignettes give us rare glimpses of scenic locations as they appeared in 1840. All sites are in the eastern part of the United States,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, Americana, Massachusetts, New York, Philadelphia, New England, new...
LibriVox recording of Birds and Man by William Henry Hudson. Read in English by clarinetcarrot During the later part of his life Hudson lived in southern England, where he was involved very early on with the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Birds and Man is a slow moving work where Hudson discusses his love of birds, and the need for better protection of them. - Summary by clarinetcarrot For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nature, birds, england, conservation, britian
LibriVox recording of The Hunting of the Snark (Version 3) by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The Hunting of the Snark - "An Agony in 8 Fits" is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking Glass. Carroll often... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nonsense poetry
LibriVox recording of The Child in the Midst: A Comparative Study of Child Welfare in Christian and Non-Christian Lands by Mary Shauffler Labaree. Read in English by Bill Boerst; VfkaBT; MaryAnnS Chapters follow the progression of a child from birth through working years.Thus, Chapter 1 traces the child from newborn to toddler stage in the home. It includes assumed rights of children and mothers, superstitions, diseases and treatments, and what missions are contributing. Continuing on, Chapter... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, religion, social issues, welfare, parenthood, child care
LibriVox opname van Het leven van Hillegonda Buisman - deel 1 door Adriaan Loosjes Pzn. Gelezen door Marcel Coenders. Een levensbeschrijving van de ideale Hollandse vrouw uit het midden van de 17de eeuw. Deel 1: Van de geboorte tot een ontluikende liefde Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar het M4B luisterboek, de on-line tekst, info over de lezers, RSS feeds, CD hoes en andere bestandsformaten: ga naar de LibriVox catalogus pagina voor deze opname. Voor meer gratis audioboeken (in... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump. Read in English by Brice; drwebber; Ross Klatte; Amy Gramour; Sonia; John Burlinson; ToddHW; jmoon110; Rehj; Joanna Dębicka; Jennifer Fournier; A514E. A Two-Party Line was ready by Sonia and Ross Klatte. Breaking into Medicine was read by Rehj and Ross Klatte A collection of offbeat stories. Some are a bit out of the ordinary as suggested by the title story about a freshwater mermaid; some are not. -... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, correspondence, telephone, doctor, mermaid
LibriVox recording of The Poems of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde. Read in English by Tomas Peter; Lian Pang Complied by Thomas B. Mosher and released in 1906, this collection contains nearly every poem published by Oscar Wilde during his lifetime. From his Oxford undergrad days, through his rise to fame and scandal, all the way to his death, we witness an iconic author's evolution. This work is derived from Wilde's first published piece, the 1878 Newdigate Prize-winning Ravenna, his 1881 poetry... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, death, poems, evolution, posthumous, entire collection, famous...
LibriVox recording of Myths And Legends Of The Great Plains (version 2) by Katharine Berry Judson. Read in English by David Wales. Here, amidst the vast sweep of the plains which stretch away to the horizon on every side, boundless, limitless, endless, lived the plains Indians. Standing in the midst of this vast green plain on a soft May morning, after the Thunder Gods have passed, when the sun is shining in the soft blue above, and the sweet, rain-swept air is blown about by the Four Winds... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, United States, myths, Legends, Indians, Native Americans, great plains
LibriVox recording of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by Charles Darwin, published in 1872, concerning genetically determined aspects of behaviour. It was published thirteen years after On the Origin of Species and alongside his 1871 book The Descent of Man, it is Darwin's main consideration of human origins. In this book, Darwin seeks to trace the animal... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nonfiction, science, emotions, evolution, darwinism, mimic, facial expression
LibriVox recording of The Runaway Donkey and Other Rhymes for Children by Emilie Poulsson. Read in English by BettyB; Gaby; Allen Kelly; Jill Engle; Tom Penn; Andrew Dougherty This volume contains 21 poems for children by Emilie Poulsson. In her own words, "In the belief that such rhymes as are herein offered gratify and increase in children both the love of animals and the sense of humor, this new volume is sent forth not only to give pleasure, but to contribute what it may to the... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, children, poem, kids
LibriVox recording of Lost Illusions: A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honoré de Balzac. (Translated by Ellen Marriage.) Read in English by Bruce Pirie A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (Un grand homme de province à Paris, 1839) is the second book in Balzac’s Lost Illusions trilogy, which is part of his sweeping set of novels collectively titled La Comédie Humaine. The story is set in post-Napoleonic France, when the new bourgeoisie was jostling for position alongside the old... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, paris, greed, realism, hypocrisy, ambition, bourgeoisie, literary life,...
LibriVox recording of Poems by Francis Thompson. Read in English by Christine Lehman; Amelia Chesley; Sonia; Anusha Iyer; Tony Addison; Matthew Datcher; John Burlinson This is the first volume of poems published by the English poet Francis Thompson. It also includes his most famous poem, The Hound of Heaven. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, poem, London, england
LibriVox recording of Teddy Bears by Adah Louise Sutton. Read in English by Linda Andrus. Set in the early 1900's, this is a delightful story of a tribe of Teddy Bears arrival in the department store and the adventures some of them have when they are brought into a family's home. - Summary by Linda Andrus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, toys, a trip to the farm
LibriVox recording of Trivia (1917) And More Trivia (1921) by Logan Pearsall Smith. Read in English by David Wales Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946) was an American-born British essayist who was known for his epigrams and aphorisms, often humorous. This recording is of two of his collections of these bon mots. For example: “These pieces of moral prose have been written, dear Reader, by a large Carnivorous Mammal, belonging to that suborder of the Animal Kingdom which includes also the... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, essay, england, twentieth century
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of The Men Who Live It Down by Henry Lawson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 5, 2016. Read in English by ashleighjane; Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; jmoon110; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; SkyAlbatross; Son of the Exiles and Tomas Peter. MANY of the verses in this volume appeared originally in the SYDNEY Bulletin, others in the Daily Telegraph, Town and Country Journal, Evening News,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, australian, literature, philosophy, manhood
LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Middle Age Enthusiasms by Thomas Hardy. This was the Weekly Poetry project for JUne 12, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; SkyAlbatross and Tomas Peter. Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, australia, manhood, philosophy
LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 022 by Various. Read in English by David Wales; Miss Bocradera; John Burlinson; Tony Addison; BettyB; Son of the Exiles; Rachel; SuperCoconut; Garth Burton; Darth Vader; VfkaBT; Beth Thomas Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 022: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of Aventuras de Robinsón Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. (Translated by Jean Labouderie; José Alegret de Mesa). Read in Spanish by Joyfull; Mongope; Ditirambo; Ana Núñez Ronchi; Charbelí Ramos Chávez; Tux; and Victor Villarraza. Robinson Crusoe, único superviviente de un naufragio, es arrastrado por las olas a la playa de una isla desierta. Robinson, confiando en su ingenio, hará de todo para poder sobrevivir. Pero un día descubre que no está completamente solo en la... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of The High Hander by William Turner. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Tesno was a troubleshooter. That's why the railroad construction company had hired him. His job was to make sure that nobody interfered with the tunnel that they were digging through that frontier region mountain. Tesno knew one thing for sure--if they had called him in, there must have been plenty interference--and the kind that didn't stop at murder. Frontier towns and frontier wilderness didn't pay... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, western, action
LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 05. May 1896 by Various. Read in English by BettyB; MaryAnnS; Carol Cotter; Rhys Lawson The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the May Number. It includes the following articles:Africa Since 1888, by Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard, LL. D. Fundamental Geographic Relation of the Three Americas, by Robert T. Hill The Kansas River, by Arthur P. Davis Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast and... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, africa, natgeo, americas, kansas river
LibriVox recording of Favorite Hymns 01 by Various. Read in English by BookAngel7. From the earliest period of history, God's people have found joy in expressing their praise to Him in song. This is a collection of 30 favorite public domain hymns of the Christian church. Summary by bookAngel7. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religion, Christianity, worship, hymns
LibriVox recording of His Master's Voice by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert This is a follow up story to Randal Garrett's original story, A Spaceship Named McGyer. The intrepid protagonist, now that he has become the completely unintended and unwilling master of the robot spaceship McGyer, is called in by the owners, very reluctantly. to see if he can help their experts fix the problem. Since he is the only human McGyer will listen to they must have him there to get the ship... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving. Read in English by Greg Giordano; Maria Kasper Famed American humorist and essayist Washington Irving published a series of short pieces entitled "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentleman" in 1815. Included in that collection were the chapters which later formed the standalone work "Old Christmas." This wonderful book introduced the world to Bracebridge Hall, the ancestral home of the Bracebridges, an old... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, English History, 1800's, english culture
LibriVox recording of A Warwickshire Lad: The Story of the Boyhood of William Shakespeare by George Madden Martin. Read in English by Kathrine Engan; Bruce Kachuk Ever wonder what happened to ol' Billy Shakespeare as a child? How did Little William get to be the great writer that we remember him for? This cute little coming of age story charts Willy's life from the age of 5 into his early adulthood. Summary by catrose. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Shakespeare
LibriVoxAufnahme von Tante Frieda von Ludwig Thoma. Gelesen auf Deutsch von Klaus Neubauer. Wie bereits in den "Lausbubengeschichten" berichtet der Schüler Ludwig von seinen Streichen wider Scheinheiligkeit und falsche Autorität im Bayern der "guten alten Zeit". Neben den eigenständigen Kapiteln "Tante Frieda" und "Hauptmann Semmelmaier" dreht sich der überwiegende Teil des Buches um eine Verwandte, die aus dem fernen Indien zu Besuch in der Heimat... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, German, Hörbuch, humor, Deutsch, Kurzgeschichten
LibriVox recording of A Tale of the Tow-Path by Homer Greene. Read in English by Donald Cummings All work and no play makes 14-year-old Joe Gaston run away. He's also falsely branded as a horse-thief by his own father. This heart-warming story tells of Joe's wanderings and life on the tow-path, of finding Old Charlie and the real horse-thief, how his name is cleared, and his return home. This book, published in 1892, is the third written by Homer Greene, whose primary profession was law. His... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, adventure, juvenile, run-away
LibriVox recording of Biographies of Working Men by Grant Allen. Read in English by NoelBadrian. Grant Allen was an anthropologist, scientific writer, novelist and poet, though the biographer and writer Frank Harris has said of him that "He could be described with more 'ists' than anyone else I ever saw. He was an atheist and pacifist and socialist, a botanist and zoologist and optimist, a chemist and physicist, a scientist of scientists, a monist, meliorist and hedonist…". As a... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, biography, 19th century, labour, working class
LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw by Frances Milton Trollope. Read in English by Anna Simon; Ralph Crown; Lynne Thompson; MaryAnnS; KHand; Julia Niedermaier; Soumen Barua; Michele Eaton; Mark Chulsky The novel begins with the arrival of a family staking a claim in the black delta of the Deep South. Whitlaw is a brutish sort who bullies his cowering wife into working herself to death. Shortly after giving birth to a strapping man-child, the wife, Portia,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of To The Women of Australia by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 5, 20126. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; rosalinger; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; SkyAlbatross and Tomas Peter. A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, women, australia, patriotism, females
LibriVox recording of Dead Men's Shoes by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Michele Eaton; angelic1ang; chocmuse; Leena Emsley; K. Adrian Stroet; cathykirchner; Mary Herndon Bell; michelekilpatrick; Judi Mason Sybil, a gentlewoman who has to work for a living, finally finds employment as her rich uncle's house keeper. Nothing could be better: she would finally have an easy job in which she is treated well, and inherit her uncle's money after his death. But then she falls in love with... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, love story, boarding school, social novel, murder mystery, family life,...
LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 028. Read in English by TRUEBRIT; Tony Addison; Dillon McFarlane; John Burlinson; J. Olpecre; Maya KC; Tony Scheinman; Mike Pelton; David Wales; Matt Braymiller; Garth Burton; Chris Pyle A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of The Joss: a Reversion by Richard Marsh. Read in English by Patti Cunningham; Sonia; SpookyNoodle; zaanta; Khaghbboommm Mary Blyth, a sales clerk who is robbed, nearly murdered and then fired from her job, thinks her luck has changed when she inherits an old house from a distant relation, Benjamin Batters. This house holds dark secrets. Murderous thugs, a mysterious threat from the Far East let her know this is not the case. The Joss, a Reversion is from Richard Marsh,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam PENNY PARKER is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly observant mind.... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, detective stories, newspapers, penny parker, girl detective, girl...
LibriVox recording of Die Weiße Rose by Karl Wilhelm Salice-Contessa. Gelesen auf Deutsch von Crln Yldz Ksr Förster Wolfgang ist zu Unrecht eines Mordes beschuldigt und muss nach Böhmen fliehen. Er lässt seine Frau, seine Tochter Elisabeth, die alte Tinel und seinen alten Gefährten Konrad zurück. Die alte Tinel kennt aber das Märchen von der weißen Rose, das Elisabeth zu einer Verzweiflungstat inspiriert... - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, German, Deutsch, Märchen, Böhmen, Schwarzwald
LibriVox recording of The Tower of Dago by Mór Jókai. Read in English by Crln Yldz Ksr This is the story of Feodor von Ungern, who, betrayed by his brother, installs himself with his son and a group of his most trusted men in a dark tower on the island of Dago. Sheltered in this tower, he terrorises the seas, until, one day, his brother falls into his hands... - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Hungary, Russia, revenge, island, baltic, jokai
LibriVox recording of Robin Hood by Amice MacDonell. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. One May Day, Robin Hood and his Merry Men sit in Sherwood Forest, waiting for a traveller to share their dinner. Enter a distraught Knight with his fair daughter Marian, who owe money to the Sheriff of Nottingham, and have not the means by which to pay it. Meanwhile the greedy Sheriff is visited by the Baron of the Black Castle, who plots to silence the famous outlaw once and for all! This version of... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, england, Legend, robin hood, outlaws
LibriVox recording of Las Siete Tragedias de Sófocles by Sophocles. (Translated by José Alemany y Bolufer.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Traducidas al castellano por José Alemany Bolufer, en esta edición de 1921, se ofrecen "juntas en un tomo y vertidas del original griego" las siete tragedias de Sófocles: Áyax, Electra, Edipo Rey, Edipo En Colono, Antígona, Las Traquinias y Filoctetes.De hecho, son las únicas que se han conservado de las 123 que se le atribuyen.... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, electra, sofocles, Áyax, edipo rey, edipo en colono, antígona, las...
LibriVox recording of Poems by Alice Meynell. Read in English by Sonia; Ryan Fry; Daniel Hennis; Lucy Kempton; Just Leah; Amber Jewels; Anusha Iyer; Daphne Lin; Fairchay; Newgatenovelist This is a volume of poems by Alice Meynell. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, London, sonnet
LibriVox recording of The Old Maids' Club by Israel Zangwill. Read in English by TriciaG Mathematics vs. poetry: Brainy and beautiful 17-year-old Lillie, determined to never marry, begins an Old Maids' Club, while patient young Lord Silverdale advises, observes, and writes appropriate poetry. Candidates for membership must be young, beautiful (and pledged to remain so), and have rejected at least one offer of marriage. The often humorous stories these young women share make up the bulk of the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, mathematics, feminism
LibriVox recording of 35 Sonnets by Fernando Pessoa. (Translated by Anonymous.) Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Ross Klatte; Ryan Finch; Jude; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Kathrine Engan While Fernando Pessoa is internationally now known mostly for his masterpiece The Book of Disquiet, he was also an outstanding poet. 35 of his sonnets are collected in this volume. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, portugal, lisbon, 1935, disquiet
LibriVox recording of A Few More Verses by Susan Coolidge. Read in English by Rachel; Christine Lehman; Ryan Finch; Sonia; Roohi; Livia F.; Greg Giordano; Rick Clemmons; Andy Moore; Twinkle Susan Coolidge was the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, who is best known for her What Katy Did series. This is the second of three volumes of her verse. (Summary by Rachel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, verse, poems, religious, Susan Coolidge
LibriVox recording of Hospital Transports; A Memoir Of The Embarkation Of The Sick And Wounded From The Peninsula Of Virginia In The Summer Of 1862 by Frederick Law Olmsted. Read in English by David Wales In the American Civil War, The United States Sanitary Commission, staffed by volunteers, may be viewed as a precursor to The Red Cross. It supplemented the medical care of the armed services medical corps. Its doctors, nurses, administrators, go-fers, money, and supplies saved thousands of... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, American civil war, civil war, military medicine, wartime medicine, military...
LibriVox recording of Wieland; Or, The Transformation: An American Tale by Charles Brockden Brown. Read in English by Karen Joan Kohoutek The lives of a prosperous, intellectual family are disrupted when they meet the mysterious Carwin. Set in the period before the Revolutionary War, this is often described as the first American Gothic novel. - Summary by Karen Joan Kohoutek For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, 18th Century, Gothic, american, ventriloquism
LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Dr. Sam by Eugene Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 22, 2016. Read in English by Amanda Veale; Brian Darby; David Lawrence; Matthew Datcher; Greg Giordano; Chris Pyle; Leonard Wilson and Tomas Peter. Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem "Christmas Treasures" appeared in A Little Book of Western... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, voodoo, nature
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Thunderstorm at Night by Eric Mackay. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 29, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; David Lawrence; Esther ben Simonides; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; GabrielleC; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; SkyAlbatross and Tomas Peter. George Eric Mackay was an English minor poet, now remembered as the sponging half-brother of Marie Corelli, the... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, literature, nature, religion, God, storms
LibriVox recording of My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum by Herman Charles Merivale. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Fully titled My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum, by a Sane Patient, this memoir describes its author's, Herman Merivale's, experience in one of England's countryside asylums during the 1860's. The main subject - in this case, the author - is less than justly sentenced to a facility for the mentally disturbed. Literally crazy caricatures abound, prisoner and jailer alike.... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, psychology, england, medicine, study, health, human rights, mental, patients
LibriVox recording of The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford In 1920-21 Bertrand Russell lived and taught in Peking (Beijing), publishing this book on his return to England. In 1920 he had visited Bolshevik Russia, talked to Lenin, and was unimpressed by what he had seen. China, however, was another matter. Like many travelers, he often saw what he wanted to see, and after Europe’s Great War, he found many signs of hope in China. In that country, he was... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, politics, history, china
LibriVox recording of The Life of Charlemagne by Thomas Hodgkin. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Charlemagne (Charles the Great) c. 742-814 was King of the Franks, conqueror of Lombard Italy, and on Christmas day 800, was crowned by Pope Leo III as the first Holy Roman Emperor. The author tells us that he "was a man of commanding presence, more than six feet high, with large and lustrous eyes, a rather long nose, a bright and cheerful countenance, and a fine head of hair." Charles... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, middle ages, Charlemagne, pope, Saxons, Franks, holy roman emperor